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“Awesome” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Two Oceans Aquarium

Two Oceans Aquarium
Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
27-21-418-3823
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit- one of only a handful living kelp forest displays in the world. Or come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool. Be sure to visit the I&J Predator Exhibit, with its 11m long window, to view large ragged tooth sharks and shoals of silvery fish. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive with the sharks in the I&J Predator Exhibit and the shimmering fish in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Took my godchild for a visit. He loved it and I must say I enjoyed it too. It's been many years since I was at an aquarium. A sit down place to have a meal inside would be a plus.

Visited November 2012
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“best I've ever seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

this is an absolutely fabulous experience for adults and children alike. We have been to many aquariums around the world including Singapore and Bangkok but this is by far the best in layout, specimens and general educational information. Whatever you do, don'y be in a hurry when you visit as you can easily spend several hours here and not get bored if this is your thing.

Visited January 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The visit started off with a bit of a shock to the wallet at the entrance gate, but thereafter it was most enjoyable. The exhibits are supplied with enough info and pictures to identify and gain a bit more knowledge about the creatures on the other side of the glass. The two big tanks is definitely a highlight, but there were several other "highlights" as well. It was a very enjoyable, entertaining and educational visit.

Visited November 2012
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“World Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My Grandson just cannot get enough of the Aquarium since he watched Nemo, fantastic setting and so educational for both adults and kids. The Waterfront must rate as one of the best places to visit world wide, and we are seasoned world travellers.

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“Nice Aquarium”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Not large by any means, this aquarium had a lot of interesting facts about the animals. We ate dinner there outside the large tank watching the sharks, turtles, rays, and other fish swimming around. Great for kids.

Visited October 2012
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